Request for Comments on the Application of the Written Description Requirement to Specific Situations in Design Applications
SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or``Office'') is evaluating how the written description requirement applies to certain design applications. In particular, the USPTO has developed a proposed approach for design examiners to apply general principles governing compliance with the written description requirement to specific situations in design applications. The USPTO is seeking public comment on the
proposed approach as well as examples that the public believes would be helpful to illustrate the proposed approach or any suggested approach for applying the written description requirement in design applications.
DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 14, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet (email) addressed to: DesignWrittenDescription2016@uspto.gov.
Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments--Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, marked to the attention of Nicole D. Haines.
For more information: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-15/html/2016-08760.htm